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Buzzer

Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis

They say you can never go home again, but African-American attorney Jackson is determined to show off his success. When he returns to the mean streets of his youth with his white girlfriend and best friend, he discovers a changing neighborhood where a combustible mixture of race, sex, and class is simmering just below the surface.

Thru - Mar 18, 2012

Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm



Price: Pay-what-you-can

Box Office: 612-825-0459

www.pillsburyhousetheatre.org



  Review Round-Up

Star Tribune - Highly Recommended

"...Director Marion McClinton’s work in “Buzzer” is like that of a master DJ. He segues quickly and seamlessly between scenes while keeping everything and everyone in balance and in the groove. His quick-change work, complemented by the superb performances of a magnificent trio of actors, sharpens the tensions in Tracey Scott Wilson’s compelling new drama."
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Rohan Preston


Twin Cities Daily Planet - Highly Recommended

"... You won't soon forget these three characters, each embodied with detail and conviction. Though director Marion McClinton's decision to have the actors incant their monologues almost likespoken-word poetry is distracting at first, by the end of the 90-minute play the actors have established an intense, wholly believabledynamicamong themselves. Most impressiveis Kennedy, whose character has to walk several tightropes at once: sober but recovering, pathetic but charming, fallen but strong, and privileged (by his race, among other things) yet mindful. Kennedy plays the role broadly, but never falls into caricature."
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Jay Gabler


St. Paul Pioneer Press - Recommended

"... What makes Pillsbury House Theatre's production of "Buzzer" such a worthwhile experience is that director Marion McClinton and the three-member cast never allow the characters to be anything less than complex and very individual. Even when they seem to be building barricades for battles based on racial, gender and economic differences, it never feels like an "issue" play. It's more about relationships and loyalties."
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Rob Hubbard


How Was The Show - Recommended

"... If you’re looking for straight-forward entertainment, you may wish to give this one a pass. But if you want something maddening and compelling, absorbing and enraging, something that will exhilarate you while it makes you queasy, well, Buzzer runs through March 18. Kudos to the producers at Pillsbury House for taking on this play."
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John Olive


CityPages - Recommended

"...Director McClinton gives the actors the space they need to bring out these characters and lets the different moods of Wilson's script play out honestly. Buzzer is at times hilarious and tragic, sometimes both at the same time. Balancing that is always a tough task, but the company does a good job of making it work and letting the issues rise naturally to the surface, instead of hitting us over the head with a two-by-four."
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Ed Huyck



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